About Us

We formed our Chavurah group ourselves to fill a need in Colorado Springs for Fellowship. Springs Chavurah is firmly dedicated to growing and strengthening the community of Messiah in Colorado Springs. We meet weekly for Havdalah, monthly for Sunday Midrash, and quarterly for celebrating Shabbaton as a community.

What is Chavurah? 
Chavurah is a group of friends who come together and want to share, learn, and celebrate and enjoy their faith with others in an informal setting. Chaverim consist of singles, couples, and/or families. 

How does it work? 
A Chavurah is a small number of adults, in most cases no more than 20, and in some cases, a number of children. The groups meet regularly, usually once or twice a month. 

What does Chavurah mean? 
The word “Chavurah” is commonly translated as “Fellowship”, and is derived from the Hebrew root that means “friend” or “friendship”. 
 Chavurah - One fellowship group 
 Chavurot - Many fellowship groups 
 Chaver - A member of a chavurah 
 Chaverim - More than one member 
Each Chavurah is independent and plans a variety of activities based on the mutual interests of its members. Being in a Chavurah requires commitment, planning and participation. 

What will it do for ME? 
The Chavurah program is designed to bring together congregation members with similar interest who might otherwise not have an opportunity to meet. It is a chance for congregational members to get to know each other outside the synagogue, yet it is designed to build relationships within and outside of the synagogue. 

A Chavurah provides a smaller, and in many cases, more familiar  Jewish net work for its members. When you and your Chaverim come together to the synagogue, you have a greater sense of belonging, in that your “extended family” is there with you, too.

We love to have you spend Havdalah with us, come and see what our little Chavurah has to offer.

Join us in our weekly



with Drosh and Nosh.

Join us in our monthly

 יום ראשון מדרש

"Sunday Midrash"  with meal, fellowship and Torah Study.

Join us in our quarterly



Where we get together to participate in the Jewish celebration of Shabbat.

What is a Shabbaton?

Colloquially outside of Israel, where Hebrew is spoken to a lesser extent, the term Shabbaton has come to mean a program of education, and usually celebration that is held on a Shabbat.

Sometimes a Shabbaton is an entire weekend with the main focus on the Shabbat. Many communities have such events, including youth groups, singles groups, synagogues, schools, social groups, charitable groups or even family reunions also known as Chavurah.

These events can be multigenerational and wide open, or limited to a small specific group. A Shabbaton can be held where a group usually meets, or at an off-site location.


By calling such a program a Shabbaton, rather than just a "retreat", the group is signifying that it recognizes the importance of Shabbat in the program.


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